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this morning, writer j.k. rowling set the world of children's books on fire with harry potter and his magical world. her new book is much more down to earth. >> "casual vacancy" is the name. and it goes on sale today. and "nightline's" cynthia mcfadden got an early look. >> reporter: books. movies. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part of it, as well? >> when i was in my teens i had
in those photos, by the way. >>> the celebrated author in the harry potter phenomenon, out with an adult novel. i should say a novel for adults. j.k. rowling. >> thank you, george. she's talking to cynthia mcfadden. >>> we have "modern family," taking over "gma." all week. today. >> it's emmy winner julie bowen. she's here. and i understand, so is her emmy dress. we can distusz that couture gown. >> chartreuse took over the red carpet. >> are you playing a drinking game with chartreuse? >> we've got to commit. that's all. >>> a lot coming up. we have to shift gears right now. a story we've been following out of georgia. a bizarre murder trial, where a convicted stalker is defending himself against charges that he murdered the roommate of his stalking target. waseem daker called his first witness yesterday. and steve osunsami is covering it from the courthouse. >> about your son, nick? i'm sorry i have to ask that, sir. do you need a minute? >> of course, not. >> reporter: in this crowded georgia courtroom, there were more tears tuesday, this time from the ex-husband of karmen smith, the
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, the writer who brought us, of course, harry potter. and now, her first book for adults is already a hit. it's called "the casual vacancy." and abc's cynthia mcfadden went all the way to scotland to visit the very usually private writer for a very intimate interview. >> good morning, amy. i started out worried to tell you the truth. it was so intense the book. we had to read the man script pages in the publisher's offices. but it was all okay when we got to meet j.k. rowling. her novel is already becoming a blockbuster. it's number one on amazon.com before going on sale today. before anyone really knows much about what's in it. you're going to get your own first look from the author herself, right now. >> harry potter, confront your fate. >> reporter: it's been years since the last harry potter movie was released. five years since the last book. but the interest in harry potter's creator has not died down. especially as her new non-harry novel goes on sale. i'm holding the only copy of the book in scotland, i understand. this is so rare. i read the manuscript pages in your publisher's office
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